I love my cat, but hated cleaning the litter all the time. Tried other "automatic" litter boxes but they still required cleaning out the collection bins and changing the litter at some point. When I moved for a new military assignment from my house to a small apartment, I looked for an alternative to the cat boxes I previously use. In a smaller environment, I was very worried about the cat litter smell in my apartment. I love Cat Genie...I NEVER touch the litter and it is almost maintenance free. My cat also loves it and she is a very temperamental cat. The initial price is well worth the benefits of not having to clean the litter box and NO litter smell! I never worry about the cat litter and Lacey loves having a clean box all the time! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who owns a cat. I purchased the Tuxedo package and appreciate the dome and side walls on the unit. It gives my cat privacy and prevents the litter from being kicked out when she uses the box. We are building a new house for retirement back home in Texas and I had the contractor put in an additional washing machine drain in the laundry room specifically for my Cat Genie. I had him watch the video and now he is recommending this to cat owners as well!